Showing posts with label Inkwell Ideas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inkwell Ideas. Show all posts

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Adding Icons for Worldographer

Worldographer comes with an impressive array of Icons. However, I need Romanesque icons which don't appear to be a part of any set. I had to edit what I had into what I needed. Edits can be fairly rough depending on scale.

As you can see, these are pretty flawed, but on the scale of my map, the flaws are invisible. I created 3 domūs so I can have variety.


Editing Icons is a pain. Normally, one gets Icons via Inkwell Idea's Patreon but there are other sources such as their main website in the store tab and, believe it or not, DriveThruRPG. They have dozens of offerings on DriveThru.

I want to review all of these products, but the line started back in 2015 and there are literally dozens of them. What 'll offer today is a round of products from 2015 with a brief description. Each is available for $1.99. The artist is Keith Curtis and these items are transparent png files which can be used in a variety of mapping products.

Hexographer September 2015 Monthly World Map Icons (Any Editor)
Description: E1 lin eart for trees, forests, rockets, zombies, etc. 

Hexographer October 2015 Monthly World Map Icons (Any Editor)
Description: Resources, hills, forested mountains.

Hexographer November 2015 Monthly World Map Icons (Any Editor)
Description: Whirlpools, resources, craters, crevices.

Hexographer December 2015 Monthly World Map Icons (Any Editor)
Description: More resources and detailed compasses. 

Dungeonographer September 2015 Monthly World Map Icons (Any Editor)
Description: Bookshelves, character tokens and staircases.

Next time in this series, I'll look at the 2016 launches, hopefully coming to current by sometime in March.

One special note is that Worldographer actually started as several different products: Dungeonographer, Hexographer, Cityographer. Much of each of these different software packages in combined in Worldographer and you can import old maps into Worldographer with little fuss. Worldographer also has a free product, a Pro product and total package bundle. I was a such a fan of the software, I purchased the full pro bundle which included all of the older products. It was probably unnecessary, but I've enjoyed it. Much of the artwork on this website is done in Worldographer. I should probably do a review of it soon.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Tinkering with Worldographer Maps

I've created a couple of Roman Style Domus or homes using Worldographer. I'm tinkering with options and scales. Domus A has coordinates marked on it and is square to 5 feet. I've created a battlemat 1 inch to the square, 1/2 inch to the square and 1/4 inch version.

Unfortunately, my website doesn't easily permit scaling of images, so they have to be downloaded to be properly viewed.

Domus A 1 inch to five feet

Domus A half inch to five feet

Domus A 1/4 inch to 5 feet

Domus B is square to 5 feet. There are no coordinates. 

Domus B 1 inch to 5 feet.

Domus B, 1/2 inch to 5 feet

Domus B, 1/4 inch to five feet
I'm trying to get the hang of editing these in GIMP so I can have particular scales in my products. I am not sure which I like better, other than to never put coordinates in maps less than 1 inch to 5 feet.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Improved memory... Better Maps

Just in time for Christmas, I updated my computer and can now do better maps for some of my products. The first update is for The Kobold Folly, which might fall under the category of "most improved".

Newest Map, throne room created with Inkwell Ideas Worldographer
1st map of all three floors and surrounding orchard.
By updating my computer to Linux 18.04 and doubling the memory, I can get 1" = 5 feet scale maps. Before the update, I didn't have the horses to do that.

Check back later for updates as to when this change goes live. 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Inkwell Ideas, Worldographer Software

Worldographer map from this year. 
I purchased the Pro version of every product by Inkwell Ideas. My favorite is Worldographer, which can create world and continent sized maps, regional maps, city maps, and battlemats. The software is so comprehensive and rich, that I often find that I need a bit of help to get what I want done.

Hand drawn map from 2 years ago.
I usually just google answers and when combined with Inkwell Ideas' forums and the Manual I can get things done.

Today I googled something and discovered that Inkwell is using some of my maps as examples.

I love that!